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Ray Wallace hopes that free wi-fi will put “some zing” into Hutt streets

Press Release – Hutt City Council

‘’We want Wi-Fi…bring us Wi-Fi…We love Wi-Fi,’’ yelled a group of mock protestors as free wi-fi was launched in Lower Hutt’s central business district today. Mayor Ray Wallace said wi-fi will put some zing into the CBD, as he flicked a switch to officially declare the availability of free Wi-Fi.

The rowdy group walking through the streets complete with banners demanding Wi-Fi was part of an awareness campaign by Hutt City Council.

‘’We are proud to partner with Smartlinx3 bringing another Technology Valley® initiative to the CBD,’’ says Mayor Ray Wallace.

‘’Everyone is on the move with mobile devices. People will be able to connect and undertake business outside their office.’’

In keeping with the theme of technology, one lucky browser will have the chance to win an iPad 2. Competition details will be on the sidewalks within the Lower Hutt Central business district Wi-Fi zones.

Wi-Fi is now available in High Street, from Waterloo to Laings Roads, Margaret Street, Bunny Street, Queens Drive and Dowse Square.

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  1. Geoff, 24. June 2013, 19:25

    Haha. Is this the best Lower Hutt Council can come up with? Waste of money imo. What business person is even going to bother joining the wifi. The only people using it will be street kids

    How about a more direct route between SH2 and Queensgate?

  2. Sunil, 25. June 2013, 19:36

    Yes how can we get to the mall faster to drain our wallets on consumer goods. Why is a mall the main feature in Lower Hutt?